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Twitter, Pinterest, Skype founders advise Japan entrepreneurs

A host of celebrity tech executives, including the founders of Twitter, Pinterest, Evernote and Android, converged in Tokyo this week, invited as part of an ambitious effort to modernize Japan's economy through entrepreneurship.

Boston blasts show two sides of social media

Twitter users reacted fast to the explosions that ripped through the Boston Marathon Monday, but the incident also revealed how social media can only be so reliable in such situations.

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Twitter's new music service: What we know so far

A flurry of activity suggests that Twitter has a new music service in the works, and it may show up as early as this weekend.

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Twitter OAuth feature can be abused to hijack accounts, researcher says

A feature in the Twitter API (application programming interface) can be abused by attackers to launch credible social engineering attacks that would give them a high chance of hijacking user accounts, a mobile application developer revealed Wednesday at the Hack in the Box security conference in Amsterdam.

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Facebook targets ads based on actual user purchases

Facebook has launched a program that will target advertisements based on what users have actually purchased, but said that advertisers will not have direct access to information that identifies the user.

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Facebook, Pandora and Twitter seize mobile ad display market

An IDC study has found sweeping changes in how mobile display advertisements are sold, with Facebook, Pandora and Twitter successfully wresting away control from advertising networks over the last year.

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Facebook ramps up paid messaging trials, offers access to celebrity inboxes for a fee

A trial that gives users the option to pay to message strangers has been pushed to 10 percent of all British users, complete with direct access to celebrity inboxes.

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Hack attack by Anonymous vandalizes North Korea's Twitter and Flickr accounts

North Korea may be making some serious nuclear threats, but it's looking silly after a series of hacks by Anonymous lampoon its leader on official sites and feeds.

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How to build a social media command center

These 10 apps are must-haves for any person or small business seeking to master the social media universe.

How a Facebook phone can conquer the world

Nearly every mobile device you can name can access Facebook. So if the social media giant is going to come out with its own phone, it had better have some impressive features.

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